RSL Queensland invites Queenslanders to come together in the name of mateship this ANZAC Day

Media Release 22 April 2024
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RSL Queensland is calling on Queenslanders to keep the spirit of the ANZACs alive this ANZAC Day, Thursday 25 April, by coming together and paying tribute to our service people, past and present, across the country.

Since its inception 108 years ago, ANZAC Day has held a profound significance in the hearts of Australians, marking the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings during World War I in 1915.  

It has since evolved into a day for veterans and the community to proudly unite and honour the heroism displayed on the shores of Gallipoli and the countless sacrifices that continue to be made by our service men and women in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping missions around the world. 

This year, RSL Queensland State President Major General Stephen Day DSC AM is encouraging Queenslanders of all ages to embrace their intergenerational connection with the ANZAC spirit. 

Stephen Day RSL Queensland

RSL Queensland State President, Major General Stephen Day DSC AM

“As we gather on ANZAC Day, we’re reminded of the unity that has been forged from the sacrifices of our fallen. This year, we’re encouraging Australians young and old to take the opportunity to come together and strengthen the unbreakable bonds of mateship that live on in our hearts,” MAJGEN Day said.  

“Today serves as a stark reminder of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep our nation safe and protect the freedoms that we are so lucky to have. 

“Whether you’re a parent who will be taking their child to their first ANZAC Day service, a grandparent sharing tales of service with the grandkids, or a friend reminiscing on memories shared with someone they served with, let this ANZAC Day be a day to ensure the service and sacrifices of our veterans are never forgotten.”  

Queenslander and Army veteran Dylan Conway will also pay his respects on ANZAC Day said the occasion held significant meaning for him, his family, and friends. 

Dylan Conway

Army veteran and founder of Brothers and Books, Dylan Conway.

“ANZAC Day is one of the most important days in the Australian calendar, but also in Australian society, the history of men and women that have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect Australia while shaping our values and culture,” Mr Conway said.  

“It is also an opportunity for us to reflect on our future and to continue to steer Australia in the right direction with the ANZAC legacy behind it all. 

“This year will be my first year in civilian clothing, which will be a change, and I'll be going to a Dawn Service before heading down to the ANZAC Day March in Brisbane City and watching the units march through.” 

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